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How a Few Grand Ideas Wrecked American Power  March 25, 2008

Did the world really change after 9/11? Not according to Slate’s “War Stories” columnist Fred Kaplan. We’ll talk with him this hour about how the U.S. got so far off track, and what it may take to recover. His new …

AFI Dallas International Film Festival  March 25, 2008

What’s new at the AFI Dallas International Film Festival this year? In this hour’s first segment, we’ll talk with Steve James, co-director of the film “At the Death House Door.” Then we’ll spend some time with David Redmon and Ashley …

Generation Me  March 24, 2008

Just how much do different generations differ? Jean Twenge, associate professor of psychology at San Diego State University, addresses these issues in her recent book “Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled – and More Miserable …

A Young Man’s Journey through Africa’s AIDS Epidemic  March 24, 2008

Why are millions of sub-Saharan Africans dying of AIDS-related complications when antiretroviral treatment is readily available? We’ll spend this hour with South African journalist Jonny Steinberg. His new book about the crisis is “Sizwe’s Test: A Young Man’s Journey through …

The Changing Face of Christianity  March 21, 2008

Who are the new Christians and how does their religious practice differ from the traditional church? We’ll talk this evening with Tony Jones, author of “The New Christians: Dispatches from the Emergent Frontier” (Jossey-Bass, 2008). KERA producer Sujata Dand will …

Bush’s War  March 20, 2008

For over six years and more than 40 episodes, PBS’s FRONTLINE has reported on the war against terrorism. We’ll talk with veteran producer Michael Kirk this hour about next week’s two-part FRONTLINE special “Bush’s War,” which draws on this archive …

The Future of Dance  March 20, 2008

Where is dance headed? We’ll find out this hour with award-winning choreographer, dancer and director Bill T. Jones. Jones is in town to address the Nasher Salon at the Nasher Sculpture Center this evening.

Why We Suffer  March 19, 2008

Why is suffering a constant state of human existence? How does the Bible address this condition? We’ll spend this hour with Biblical scholar Bart Ehrman, whose new book is “God’s Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important …

The New Atheists  March 19, 2008

Are hard-core atheists as dangerous to America as extremely fundamental Christians? Chris Hedges thinks so. We’ll talk with Hedges this hour about what he calls “The New Atheists” led by Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris. Hedges’ new book …

The US Military Index  March 18, 2008

After 5 years of conflict in Iraq and an even longer on-going deployment in Afghanistan, what is the state of the military? We’ll find out what more than 3,400 active and retired officers think this hour with U.S. Army Lt. …

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